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General Manager - Finance

  • Passionate about driving business partnership and innovation?
  • Seeking to join a high impact community services organisation?
  • Want access to our Leadership Development Program, including a dedicated leadership coach?

Is this you?

At ACSO, we look for people who believe in second chances, who share our values and are passionate about supporting people to thrive. If all of this sounds like you, read on!

About Us

The Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) is a vibrant, values driven NFP, focused on partnering with Government and the community to co-design services that create real social change. We are an organisation with a bold vision to create a safe and inclusive community where prison truly is the last resort. Our purpose is to strengthen the wellbeing of our communities by advocating for and delivering services which divert people away from the justice system.

The Australian Community Support Organisation recognises the right to a safe and inclusive service without bias. ACSO is committed to the equitable treatment of its participants, employees and partners. We believe in humanity and celebrating the diverse voices of our community through leadership, practice and policy design, to honour and embrace diverse traditions, cultures and experiences of those we support and work alongside.

About the role

As a strategic leader in the organisation, the General Manager - Finance, partners with internal and external stakeholders to deliver best practice financial planning and budget management services effectively. The role has accountability for ACSO's financial health and presents to the Executive and Board on key measures and is key to contributing to growth strategies and business development.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, you will lead and oversee a team of Finance and Accounting professionals to effectively manage all aspects of financial operations across the organisation in partnership with internal and external stakeholders including business planning, tender and contract development, investment decisions and liaising with government on financial matters.

The successful candidate will bring 5+ years of experience in a mid to senior level finance and/or accounting position and proven values driven leadership. Professional services experience will be well regarded along with an understanding of the community sector and/or government contracts.

What we're looking for

  • CPA / CA qualification with strong financial management experience
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in accounting
  • 5+ years' experience in a mid to senior level finance and/or accounting position
  • Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including IFRS and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • A thorough understanding of the current trends, practices, policies and legislation pertaining to not-for-profit organisations
  • Extensive and demonstrable experience forming strategic relationships within the sector and the community, including demonstrated success in business development
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully influence, lead and coach a team of employees to achieve department outcomes and utilise resources across programs
  • Experience developing business cases, strategic and operational plans and delivering sophisticated and relevant modelling around cost and price
  • Working knowledge of short and long-term budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets, and product-line profitability analysis
  • Ability to manage the complexities of securing and distributing resources
  • Proven track record in driving and shaping a work environment that is innovative and creative in providing solutions whilst at the same time delivering best practice.

What ACSO can offer you

  • Full-time permanent position available. Richmond location!
  • $155k - $165k base salary + 10% superannuation + NFP salary packaging options (more after tax $ in your pocket!)
  • Paid parental leave (14 weeks accessible after six months of employment)
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5%
  • ACSO has a dedicated learning and development team aimed at supporting employees to learn, develop and grow whilst working at ACSO. Whether it is workplace health and safety, clinical practice, family violence capability building, diversity and inclusion, leadership or all of the above, ACSO will ensure you have the opportunity to be your best self in our workplace from the moment you join us
  • Flexible working arrangements - hybrid WFH (all employees are currently WFH), work the hours that suit your lifestyle, including compressed hours and accrued days off (subject to operational requirements)
  • Phone, laptop, and provisions to help set you up at home as required
  • Wellbeing initiatives such as free flu vaccines, wellbeing and professional development vouchers, Employee Assistance Program and Reward and Recognition Program. Our employees matter!
  • Dedicated inclusion and diversity initiatives to support employees from all backgrounds and dispositions, including specialised leave for cultural ceremonies and gender affirmation.

We work flexibly at ACSO and encourage you to talk to us about how this role can be flexible for you. Some of the work we do can be done from home, and the hours can be tweaked to suit your lifestyle - it's all about what works for you, the team, and, above all, our clients.

How to Apply

If you think you'd be a great fit - we'd love to hear from you!

To apply and view the position description (PD), please visit our careers website (REQN-424), and provide a copy of your resume, a brief covering letter and a document outlining responses to the selection criteria found in the PD.

Please note ACSO is committed to maintaining a working environment that is safe and minimises risk to the health and wellbeing of all employees, clients, contractors, volunteers and representatives. ACSO's employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including third dose) against COVID-19. All ACSO preferred candidates are required to provide proof of their vaccination status, prior to offers of employment being made.

To learn more about this position, please contact Karen King, Acting Manager - People & Culture, on 0429 326 929.

We will review applications as they are received, therefore this position may close earlier than the closing date. Please apply now so you don’t miss out!

ACSO proudly acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia's first peoples and pay respect to their rich culture, lores, customs and elders past and present. We strongly embrace the spirit of reconciliation and continue working towards ensuring an equal voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, particularly those who have been touched by the justice system.

The Australian Community Support Organisation embraces diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from appropriately qualified and skilled people regardless of their background. All suitable applicants for this role will be considered regardless of age, ability, race, gender expression, sex, cultural background, spiritual beliefs or lived experience.

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